#DisneyAdaptPercyJackson Is Trending Thanks to Fans. Will Disney Listen?

Fans of the Percy Jackson novels by Rick Riordan got the hashtag #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson trending on Twitter. Rick Riordan wrote five books in his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Two of them were adapted into films starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson and Alexandra Daddario.

Logan Lerman: Percy Jackson premiere
Logan Lerman played Percy Jackson in two movies | Theo Wargo/WireImage

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters were produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Disney purchased 20th Century Fox so now owns the rights to all of the studio’s intellectual property. Fans are hoping Disney will make Percy Jackson a priority.

What is ‘Percy Jackson’ about?

Rick Riordan’s books were young adult novels based on Greek mythology. Percy (Lerman) was a modern day teenager who learns that he’s the son of Poseidon. He and his friends travel to Camp Half-Blood to train, then go on adventures like the Greek heroes before them. Medusa and the lotus flowers feature in The Lightning Thief.

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Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson in Percy Jackson and hte Olympians: The Lighting Thief | Bobby Bank/WireImage

Fox produced the films in the wake of the Harry Potter phenomenon. The two films they made didn’t catch on like the J.K. Rowling series, but Riordan’s series has passionate fans. They want to see Percy Jackson again and hope Disney can do it right. That hope may have foundation, according to a We Got This Covered story that reports Disney is developing an adaptation.

#DisneyAdaptPercyJackson into movies

Percy Jackson fans took it upon themselves to gather momentum on social media today. Some terminology to note: PJO = Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

@oddsensist suggested, “pjo series spanning over several years so we can genuinely see the actors age with their characters… that sounds kinda beautiful bro #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson”

@pperbacks imagined seeing scenes from the future books that were not yet filmed. “IMAGINE SEEING PERCY IN OLYMPUS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME TO DELIVER ZEUS HIS LIGHTNING BOLT AND SEEING ALL THE GODS SITTING ON THEIR THRONES I NEED THIS DESPERATELY #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson”

#DisneyAdaptPercyJackson for streaming

The We Got This Covered story suggested Disney’s Percy Jackson would be a streaming series for their Disney+ service. That sounds great to fans.

@rey_skywalkerrr suggested a Disney+ series. “If they make percy jackson a Disney plus show and each season is a book #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson,” she wrote.

@ultimatestony got excited about that idea too. “THE PJO FANDOM IS SO DESERVING OF A TV ADAPTATION??? LIKE WE’VE BEEN DREAMING AND TALKING ABOUT FOR YEARS AND NOW IT CAN FINALLY HAPPEN??? #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson”

@entrancingtales vowed her devotion to Disney+ if they make her dream come true. “I kid you not, I will subscribe to Disney+ for the next 55 years if it meant thye’d make a faithful television adaptation. #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson”

Disney will have to pay attention to this. 

Rick Riordan thanked his fans for creating a movement that Disney would have to notice.

Fans felt the power too. @JAlchemist wrote, “Percy Jackson becoming mainstream in the industry despite Disney not confirming the TV show yet. It just has THAT power #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson” 

@taetae_hunny already started to dream even bigger! “GIVE ME GIVE ME GIVE ME A CAMP HALF-BLOOD THEME PARK GIVE ME NEW ROME GIVE ME OLYMPUS GIVE ME MORE MERCH AND FANS PROUDLY WEARING BEADED NECKLACES AND CLAIMING THEIR GODLY PARENT LIKE HOGWARTS HOUSE GIVE IT TO ME GIVE IT TO ME GIVE IT TO ME GIVE IT TO M #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson”